Robin • Sermon • • 9,728 views
Intro I remember when I was working at Moody Graduate School in administration, I would often get calls from people who were all about trying to get short-cuts. The Master of Divinity program (M.Div) was about 96 hours, which meant 32 classes (3 year program if you went full-time). It was intense and…
Joan Spence • Sermon • • 68 views
About six years ago, in a conversation about temptation and testing, a family member asked me, “How do you know when something is a temptation and when it is a test?” I responded, “It is a temptation when it wants to turn you away from God and a test when it is to strengthen your faith.” However, my…
1 Samuel: A Heart for God
We learn in this text that what makes David special, in connection with a relational nearness to God (which we learn elsewhere), is a submissive heart.
Rev. Bruce Goettsche • Union Church of La Harpe Illinois • Sermon • • 38 views
It is always fun to sit down with a group of children and ask them what they would like to “be” when they grow up. Some want to be Doctors, some ball players, some want to be singers, teachers, movie stars, policeman, or even the President of the United States. Of course, saying you want to be these…
David Palmer • Sermon • • 19 views
Who will you obey? Acts 5:17-32 We ought to obey God rather than men! The time is coming when we, as Christians, will have to decide who we will obey. There is coming a time when our loyalty WILL be tested. · Example of the home Bible study in California that was disbanded. · The Hate Crimes law: The…
Waldean Wall • Sermon • • 9 views
I have asked this question before but I must ask it again – “What is your greatest hope in life?” This is a vital question... Genesis 22:1-19 (NIV) Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. First – It's important to know that God tests us but does not tempt…
Who is worthy of my submission? Who has the authority to command my submission? To whom should I submit myself in order to benefit myself?
Don’t settle for being typical American Church-Goer…be a disciple who doesn’t settle for an encounter or an experience, but engages and puts into practice what he/she hears. We are all fighting the temptation to “drift” toward a lack of discipline in our church life in these days…be a doer. Engage!
Kingdom Instructions for Kingdom Dwellers
Therefore Whenever you see a therefore you need to stop and ask, why is therefore there? Stop and ask what came before; Mt7:12 links Mt7:1-11 and Mt7:13-14. 12 “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Therefore, know your heavenly…
George Toews • Sermon • • 6 views
James 1:16-21 Introduction On one vacation we took when our children were younger, we planned for a long drive one day and we told the children, “If you don’t fight, don’t ask, ‘are we there yet,’ and quietly watch the scenery or read a book, we will stop for a treat in the middle of the afternoon.”…
Dave McNeff • Sermon • • 4 views
Intro – A very rich lawyer was showing his new Lexus to his friends. As he opened the door, a truck hit it and tore it off! When a cop arrived he was screaming hysterically that his car would never be the same. The cop said, “I can’t believe how materialistic you lawyers are. You’re so focused on things…
GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
Jomo Thomas • Sermon • • 2 views
Matt 4:1-11 I John 2:15-17 Heb 4:15 James 1:12 -12 The trials of Ministerial life Gods Testing The Devils Tempting I Temptation (Lust of the Flesh) Deut 8:3 Ps 33:6 John 17:17 II Temptation (Pride of Life) Devil uses Scripture Ps 91:11-12 Deut 6:16 ( Ex 17:1-7 ) Testing God to prove that he exists and…
An Evening with James
Rev. Buford Edwards II • Sermon • • 1 view
A religion without obedience to God and self-control is no religion at all but rather a self-delusion that we serve God, when in reality the only person we are serving is ourselves. In order to be the people of God--the Church, we must resolve to listen to God and then do what God says, all the time exercising self control that protects our witness and the witness of the Church.
Josh Kelley • Sermon • • 1 view
The Radically Normal Christian: Part VIII: Happy Holiness November 6, 2011 Prep: * 155, 51 Prayer Scripture reading: Ps 1 (?) A boring testimony As many of you know, I have a boring testimony. I’ve almost been embarrassed by that – it was always the guys with the cool testimonies that were showcased…